Thursday, March 26, 2009

Birthday Berry Pie

Last Saturday my son turned 12. He has never been a big cake fan so he asked that I make him a triple berry birthday pie instead. Sure! I had plenty of pie crust dough leftover so I made these little cinnamon crisp cookies. They were yummy too. As you can see, I like a rustic casual style with my baked goods.

We allowed our son to buy his own Xbox last year. It took him ages to save up the money but he finally got his dream gaming system and is just like most boys this age.. he is always wanting to play his video games. I understand this complusion as I have been addicted to Mario and Zelda games on our Nintendo.

Before we opened gifts, I took some pictures. Sam was really nervous that he wouldn't get his dream game and the tension is all over his face here when he is trying to smile. He also has trouble holding his pose and holding his eye contact with the camera. Maybe you can't see it, but this face is saying, "I hope this birthday goes exactly as I have imagined it.":

But dreams do come true! He got his dream game and all is well!

It is wonderfully rewarding to see our children grow up! I am so proud to have such a hardworking, smart, and funny young man in my life. Only one more year until he is a teenager! Happy Birthday, Sam!


Andi said...

Happy birthday Sam.
Enjoy your game but do try and get some fresh air too once in a while.
Andi :-)

IamSusie said...

I do have to limit his game time!

Donna said...

My mom used to make those little "cinnamon rolls" every time she made pies.

jennyleigh said...

Happy Birthday Sam!

Susie, your pie is beautiful. I bet it tastes as good as it looks. You have a fine-looking young man there. I know you are proud. He sounds like a gem.

Sarah said...

Birthday pie sounds pretty good to me!
Happy birthday to your son :)

djStoreRoom said...

The pie and the cookies look really yummy!! Happy Birthday to Sam!! And, a thumbs up for the mother who gave birth to him 12 years back!!


nasty_wench, AKA sharon-lizette said...

Call of Duty! Right on!!!!

I'd love to see that painting on the wall... just the corner of it looks beautiful.

IamSusie said...

Thanks for all your birthday wishes to my son!

Sharon-Lizette- I am holding that gorgeous painting for a close friend. Her mother is a talented fine artist and occasionally clears out her studio in a fit of wanting to start fresh. My friends made space for their new baby and loaned the painting to me to display indefinitely. They have several others of their own on other lovely, dynamic colorways. A better photo of the painting is here:

My friends wish that the name of the artist remains anonymous for the time being. ;-)

Carmie said...

Your pie looks beautiful. I have a couple of recipes you might like on my blog!

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Anonymous said...

Seriously?? You LET him have that game?
Not good.